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ESA powers to deal with emergencies strengthened

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

New laws approved by the ACT Legislative Assembly today will help improve public safety in the territory, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said. “The Emergencies Amendment Bill 2014 was developed to strengthen...Show More Summary

Buyback and demolition program announced for ACT ‘Mr Fluffy’ homes

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

More than one thousand Canberra houses affected by ‘Mr Fluffy’ loose fill asbestos insulation will be bought and demolished by the ACT Government following an in principle agreement with the Commonwealth Government, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today. The Commonwealth will offer to provide the ACT with a $1 billion concessional loan towards the cost of [...]

Crime reports down across all regions

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in offence reports according to the latest quarterly crime statistics for 2014, in which an eight per cent decrease was recorded across the ACT. Statistics posted to the latest ACT Policing CrimeStatistics webpage show the Inner South experienced the greatest decline with a drop in crime of 15.8 [...]

Aircraft Down (2001) – Extract from Meditations in Orange

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On the grass near the terminal sit numerous helicopters but at this stage no-one is going anywhere as the fog seems to get thicker and thicker. By 6.00 am we should be seeing sunlight but instead are greeted by an ugly grey sky that refuses to break. We drink more coffee and sit around, bored [...]

New cookbook the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As part of its tenth birthday celebrations this year, the Capital Region Farmers Market is launching its very own cookbook on Saturday 1 November 2014. “This past year has been a big year of celebrations for us, and this cookbook really is the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history,” said Vic Gibbons of the [...]

“Canberra-ism”

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, I have a friend moving out from the USA in early Dec and pulling together a pack on info to help her settle in. I’m including a list of “Canberra-isms” that people new to our city wouldn’t know (Civic, Parliamentary Triangle etc). Would appreciate any input both on this front, and on anything else [...]

Police seek man in Greenway assault

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking a person of interest in relation to a serious assault in Greenway on Saturday 11 October. About 3am, police were called to PJ O’Reilly’s, Greenway after receiving a report of a serious assault. One male was transported to the Canberra Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The person of interest is described as [...]

A career kick-starter for Canberra’s young actors

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Aspiring actors will be better equipped for breaking into the industry thanks to The Actor’s Professional Kickstart Conference, hosted by the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art (CADA) in Fyshwick on 14-15 November 2014. A first-ever for Canberra, the two-day conference will feature workshops, master classes, lectures and special guest appearances to provide actors aged 17 [...]

Life-changing kilometres

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last year over half a million people ran and completed a full marathon. There is something about this race that just attracts people young and old. For one small band of runners, including ActewAGL General Manager Retail Ayesha Razzaq, completing this year’s New York City Marathon on Sunday 2 November is about changing lives. “The marathon coincides [...]

New walk-in centres prove popular in first months

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has released new figures that show a strong take-up of services at the new Belconnen and Tuggeranong nurse-led Walk-in Centres, with 9310 presentations since their opening in June 2014. This is compared with 5,737 presentations for the same date range in 2013 at Canberra Hospital Walk-in-Centre. “Canberrans have [...]

Pergola fire in Dunlop

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A pergola has caught alight at a house in Dunlop. Firefighters are working to contain the fire from spreading further. Two ACT Fire & Rescue pumpers are on scene at Thornhill Crescent. The Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 8:41am. (ESA Media Release)

Does the ACT need an ICAC?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s often said that timing is everything. The ACT Greens are suspicious of the timing of developer donations apparently made “during delicate planning approval processes” to quote from ABC Online. “Fairfax Media has reported the ACT ALP received $223,292 of developer donations over the past five years, some of which came during or near to major planning [...]

Slow service at cafes – wait or walk?

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There seems to be a few unwritten rules about wait time etiquette in cafes and restaurants, rules for both the customers and the staff. Over the weekend I went to a café for brunch with my partner. We ordered a drink each and a meal each. The staff member didn’t give any inclination there would be [...]

Best of Canberra – Milkshake

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Whenever I think about milkshakes, my first reaction is to burst out singing “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard”, Kelis’ 2003 hit, “Milkshake”. The famous shake has been around since 1885. In my Grandparents era (the 50?s), children would save their pocket money to buy a delicious, creamy, syrupy, ice-cold milkshake from their [...]

Canberra Poetry Scare!

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 31 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] This Halloween, be scared by the words of Canberra Poets, at the Spooky Front Cafe! Featuring scares by Samuel Townsend, Chris Endrey, plus some of Canberra's best Slam Poets. We will start the night at 8pm with an Open Mike, followed by the Poetry Slam and our feature acts. Check out the details through the facebook event [...]

Moore extends time with Brumbies through to 2016

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday. Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby games and 100 Tests, Moore will almost certainly become Australia’s most experienced player during his next term with the Brumbies. With 131 Super Rugby games and 92 Tests, [...]

August Osage County – Free Rain (Review)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

August Osage County finishes with a whispered quotation from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men: “This is the way the world ends.”  We are invited to complete the quotation ourselves: “Not with a bang with a whimper.”  But this isn’t a play of graceful endings, it’s a play of fighting desperately (and perhaps hopelessly) against [...]

High range drink driver off the road

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing will summons a 40-year-old Rivett woman who was caught drink driving in Duffy yesterday afternoon, driving her three children home (Sunday October 26). About 3.28pm, members of the Road Safety Operations Team (RSOT) intercepted a white Nissan Pulsar sedan on Eucumbene Drive, Duffy for a roadside screening test. The 40-year-old driver returned a positive [...]

Independent Property Group: A Charitable Initiative

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you attended Floriade this year (and according to Andrew Barr you most certainly did!) you might have noticed a number of deluxe children’s cubby houses on display. Well, on the very last day of the festival of flowers, Independent Property Group auctioned and raffled the 4 custom-built pintsized dwellings and in doing so raised [...]

Surly Griffins take out CRDL Championship

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This Saturday saw the grand final double header of the Canberra Roller Derby League play out at the AIS arena. Excited family members, friends and supporters filled the stands, and as always the community atmosphere was in full swing with music, dancing and face-painting on offer. The first bout of the night decided third and fourth [...]

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